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Electric Dipole Moments using storage rings
(Grant Agreement Number 694340)

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The ERC Advanced Grant "srEDM" addresses one of the big unsolved problems in physics: while we expect to see equal amounts of matter and anti-matter, what we observe is predominantly matter and almost no anti-matter.

The existence of Electric Dipole Moments (EDMs) is tightly bound to the same mechanisms that also generate the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe and an observation of an EDM would help to solve this problem.

The effect to be observed is tiny and the corresponding experiments are challenging. In this ERC Advanced Grant Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and the University of Ferrara (Italy) receive a total funding of 2.4 Mio. € over a period of 5 years to develop the necessary new technologies and to perform a first proof-of-principle measurement at the COoler SYnchrotron COSY in Jülich.


 Poster ERC Grant srEDM (PDF, 870 kB)

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Prof. Dr. Hans Ströher
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institute for Nuclear Physics
Phone: +49 2461 61-4408
Fax: +49 2461 61-3930

Prof. Dr. Jörg Pretz
RWTH Aachen
III. Physikalisches Institut B
Phone: +49 241 80-27306
Fax: +49 241 80-22244

Prof. Dr. Paolo Lenisa
Universita di Ferrara
Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra
Phone: +39 0532 974309
Fax: +39 0532 974205